Henry Surtees

Discussion in 'General Gossip, Troll Wars & Game Development' started by Eclectic, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Eclectic

    Eclectic Banned

    An incredibly sad tragedy.

    Obviously I spoke with Colin a few times and was shattered by what happened then.

    Our industry represents what happens in motorsport in such a casual way. Henry was just 18, he was massively talented, he had the whole world in front of him and a loose wheel kills him.

    There is a video of what happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTDiYS1NVW4 It makes me sick.
  2. Chess Mate

    Chess Mate Gaming God One Of Us

    That is indeed very sad. What are the chances eh?
  3. Brian Beuken

    Brian Beuken Boring Old Fart One Of Us

    Yes sad, but these things do happen, Motor sport is dangerous.
  4. Eclectic

    Eclectic Banned

    And now Felipe, two similar million to one chances in a week.

    Felipe's 8860 helmet from Schuberth did an amazing job, as did the HANS device. Only a few years ago that would certainly have been fatal.

    Best wishes to Felipe and his family and hope he makes a complete recovery to win the WDC next year. :)
  5. Eclectic

    Eclectic Banned

    Henry funeral today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8175812.stm

    How ironic that his father drove in the most dangerous of times and survived a long career (12 years), becoming world champion. Whilst many around him died.

    Then Henry, driving in the safest of times, dies right at the beginning of his career.

    So sad.